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Sweet Inspiration

Dessert Shop, Coffee Shop, and Tea Room$$$$
Castro, San Francisco
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  • Doodle D.
    "Poppy seed cake is a must!"(2 Tips)
    Elvis M.
    "Try the Chocolate Cake With Raspberry Ganache"(5 Tips)
    Luke B.
    "red velvet cake"(2 Tips)
    Francisco R.
    "Their chocolate chip cookie half covered in chocolate is amazing!"(2 Tips)
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  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerSeptember 8, 2013
    The 'Fresh Banana' cake is a combination of banana bread and cake; Moist, rich and delicious, albeit pricey. The red velvet cake is on the dry side; You can find better elsewhere (notably Chile Pies).
  • Jasmine S.
    Jasmine SMarch 16, 2014
    Free WiFi. Decent place to get work done. Delicious cakes, large portions- perfect for the inner fat kid in all of us. Friendly staff. Oh, and there's pet fish in the back.
  • Gary M.
    Gary MarcDecember 10, 2013
    Lots of cakes to choose from! I loved the Mixed Berry Cheese cake and German Chocolate. The German Chocolate is a little too sweet.
  • Jesse
    JesseJune 28, 2016
    They serve Ike's Sandwiches here now! The owner of the bakery's name is mike.. MIKE & IKE! Perfection
  • Irene G.
    Irene GazpachoOctober 15, 2011
    A very nice coffee spot in Castro, try the chocolate and raspberry cake, delicious! And the staff is lovely :)
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RobinsonJune 3, 2015
    The blackberry cheesecake is mouth watering! Great place to people watch too!
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron DraczynskiOctober 11, 2012
    Great desserts, friendly staff. Free Wi-Fi, but don't expect to find an open power outlet.
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonMarch 27, 2016
    Love this coffee shop - bakery! Great people there, both staff and customers.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HillApril 5, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The chocolate chip cookies are the best in the city, hands down!
  • @sheffi
    @sheffiJuly 3, 2011
    Poppyseed cake and flan are both excellent. It's under new management as of June '11. Wendy, one of the new owners, is a sweetie!
  • paulina a.
    paulina arreolaJuly 3, 2012
    Order the chocolate bannana carlota! Yum
  • Francisco R.
    Francisco RamirezOctober 19, 2012
    Their chocolate chip cookie half covered in chocolate is amazing!
  • Patrick Paddy I.
    Patrick Paddy IpSeptember 5, 2015
    Great sweet treats. Love mango mousse!
  • Suraj A.
    Suraj AcharyaMay 22, 2016
    Get the fresh orange cake and the princess cake.
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofJune 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    All the cakes I've had there have been great
  • Elvis M.
    Elvis MurksMay 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Chocolate Cake With Raspberry Ganache
  • Louis S.
    Louis SantiagoJune 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Vegan german chocolate cake is awesome here! Yum! Great portions of cakes by slices :)
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterDecember 22, 2014
    The Chaka-flan is a chocolate cake flan hybrid. It's GREAT!
  • Alan C.
    Alan Clements4 days ago
    Been here 5+ times
    I recommend the omelette for Breakfast, they're huge
  • Cory W.
    Cory WDecember 5, 2014
    Went once. That's enough. Not really a coffee shop. Good if you're there to hang out only.
  • Donald S.
    Donald SteelJuly 5, 2013
    They are famous for cinnamon roll here but it's not just cakes - you can have breakfast.
  • Major J.
    Major JulianOctober 1, 2010
    The "peanut butter and chocolate cake" sign should read "peanut, butter, and chocolate cake"
  • T.J. W.
    T.J. WFebruary 17, 2012
    They was like, here's your cake, and I was like, WHY U SO BIG CAKE
  • Doodle D.
    Doodle DivasMay 25, 2012
    Poppy seed cake is a must!
  • Wendy M.
    Wendy MoggOctober 28, 2011
    Halloween weekend look for Prince of Darkness Cake, Gingerdead Men and Tart-o-lanterns
  • Kylie M.
    Kylie MinonoOctober 26, 2011
    Try anything, you won't regret it and you'll be back for more
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler ShapiroJuly 31, 2011
    Skip this place , tried a sampling of cakes , very underwhelmed , and there are very few cakes in this world I haven't liked.
  • Maykel L.
    Maykel LoomansOctober 9, 2011
    Lovely Chai Latte, not a good normal Latte.
  • Marcus E.
    Marcus EricssonApril 22, 2012
    Poppy seed cake for sure.
  • John H.
    John HronowskiJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The Princess tart is delicious
  • Hasad F.
    Hasad FreitagJune 28, 2014
    Best desserts in San Francisco!
  • Chris A.
    Chris ArvinOctober 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Red Velvet is life.
  • Joey M.
    Joey MarquartDecember 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Coconut lemon cake
  • James C.
    James ChapmanFebruary 12, 2013
    To die for deserts!!!!
  • Andy M.
    Andy McCaslandJanuary 12, 2012
    With first password is Brownies
  • Julio C.
    Julio CortezNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fruit salad - yummy yummy!
  • Kylie M.
    Kylie MinonoApril 14, 2012
    Come meet the current artist, TODAY until 7pm
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 6, 2011
    Try the Chocolate Banana Charlotte
  • Ayọ S.
    Ayọ SAugust 30, 2015
    Black owned
  • JoJo D.
    JoJo DeRodrigoApril 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Lemon ginger cookie is crack for cookie monsters! Nom nom nom
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